Effectively Wild Episode 1069: A Real-Life Left-Handed Catcher


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about an odd Neifi Perez appearance, John McCain’s Diamondbacks mention, EW’s August eclipse event, and a questionable fun fact, then talk to Janell Wheaton, a left-handed catcher for the Florida Gators Women’s College World Series team, about why baseball is biased against left-handed catchers (and why it shouldn’t be). Lastly, Ben banters (with himself) about an ankle-injury hypothesis.

Audio intro: Andrew Bird, "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"
Audio interstitial: Sloan, "Left of Centre"
Audio outro: Julien Baker, "Sprained Ankle"

Link to paperback edition of The Only Rule Is It Has to Work
Link to photo of Janell Wheaton in her catcher’s crouch
Link to Janell’s Gators player page
Link to left-handed catcher articles

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John Morgan
5 years ago

I liked this.

Thank you.